The Mitchell Bowl is one of the two semifinal bowls of Canadian Interuniversity Sport men's football, and is the semifinal held in the more westerly location of the two semifinal venues. The winner of this game goes on to play against the Uteck Bowl champions for the Vanier Cup. The home of the Mitchell Bowl, as well as the two conference champions, changes each year on a rotating basis.
In 2001, the CIS voted to change the permanent site of the Atlantic Bowl in the interest of competitive fairness. In 2002, the Mitchell Bowl was first awarded, replacing the Atlantic Bowl. During 2002, the Mitchell Bowl played opposite to the Churchill Bowl. In 2003, the Uteck Bowl replaced the Churchill Bowl. Both the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl have taken their place in history.
List of Mitchell Bowl champions
|Date||Champion||Score||Runner Up||Score||Location||Maury L. Van Vliet Trophy (MVP) Winner|
|2002-11-16||Saskatchewan||22||McGill||0||Percival-Molson Stadium, Montreal||Sheldon Ball, Saskatchewan|
|2003-11-15||Laval||36||McMaster||32||Ivor Wynne Stadium, Hamilton||Jeronimo Huerta-Flores, Laval|
|2004-11-20||Saskatchewan||31||Saint Mary's||16||Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon||Steve Bilan, Saskatchewan|
|2005-11-19||Saskatchewan||29||Laval||27||Griffiths Stadium, Saskatoon||David Stevens, Saskatchewan|
|2006-11-18||Saskatchewan||35||Ottawa||28||Frank Clair Stadium, Ottawa||Tyler O’Gorman, Saskatchewan|
|2007-11-17||Manitoba||52||Western||20||Canad Inns Stadium, Winnipeg||Mike Howard, Manitoba|
|2008-11-16||Western||28||Saint Mary's||12||TD Waterhouse Stadium, London||Craig Butler, Western|
|2009-11-21||Queen's||33||Laval||30||Richardson Memorial Stadium, Kingston||Shomari Williams, Queen's|
|2010-11-20||Calgary||35||Saint Mary's||8||McMahon Stadium, Calgary||Steven Lumbala, Calgary|
|2011-11-18||Laval||41||Calgary||10||McMahon Stadium, Calgary||Sébastien Lévesque, Laval|
|2012-11-17||McMaster||45||Calgary||6||Ron Joyce Stadium, Hamilton||Kyle Quinlan, McMaster|
The teams and host sites of the Mitchell Bowl and the Uteck Bowl rotate on a six-year cycle, so that in each cycle each of the four conferences hosts and visits every other conference once.
The participants and sites for future Mitchell Bowl games are listed below:
|Date||Visiting Conference||Host Conference|
To date, all Mitchell Bowl games have been played at the home field of the host conference's champion.
Team win/loss records
|Queen's Golden Gaels||1||1||0||1.000|
|Western Ontario Mustangs||2||1||1||.500|
|Laval Rouge et Or||4||2||2||.500|
|Saint Mary's Huskies||3||0||3||.000|
- "2006 Season in Review". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2007. pp. 25. http://www.cisport.ca/e/documents/2007Football.pdf. Retrieved 2008-11-14.
- "Mitchell Bowl: Western wins Mitchell Bowl, to face No. 1 Laval in Vanier Cup". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2008-11-16. http://www.cisport.ca/e/story_detail.cfm?id=13151. Retrieved 2008-11-17.
- "CIS 5-Year Schedule". Canadian Interuniversity Sport. 2012. http://www.canadawest.org/custompages/Information/5-Year_Schedule_2012_to_2017.pdf. Retrieved 2012-11-18.